Rodgers: Why I Subbed Off Ndidi At Half Time In Leicester Vs Arsenal

Rodgers: Why I Subbed Off Ndidi At Half Time In Leicester Vs Arsenal

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has explained reasons for replacing Wilfred Ndidi at half time in their Sunday’s home 3-0 win against Arsenal, reports Completesports.com.

Ndidi was subbed off for Harvey Barnes to hand the Foxes more aggression in midfield after the Super Eagles midfielder was cautioned in the 13th minute and Ainsley Maitland-Niles receiving his marching orders in the 36th minutes.

“I thought when it was 11 vs. 11 we were the better team, we looked a threat, we just needed to control their counter-attacks,” Rodgers told www.lcfc.com.

“In the second half we wanted to be more aggressive, taking off Wilf (Wilfred Ndidi) who was on a yellow card, put an extra creative midfield player in and then putting Harvey [Barnes] wide.

“I thought in the second half we showed great fitness levels, great energy and scored all three very good goals.”

The win was Rodgers’ fifth in eight games since he took charge and Leicester City’s 15th Premier League win of the season which saw them move up two positions to eighth in the table with only two games to play.

Leicester City have amassed 51 points from 36 fixtures, and sit three points behind seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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  • Good technical expertise, Rodgers. please do same against Man City.